Cutter Forsyth was a hell-raiser in his youth. He’s returned to his Georgia hometown as a noted and jaded artist, contracted to create a special sculpture to honor the Cherokee. He was Gemma Summerhill’s big crush. When they see each other again, their passionate feelings for reach other come rushing back. Cutter, however, has no interest in sticking around, and Gemma has no interest in living anywhere else. He disappeared on her before and there is every reason to believe he’ll do it again. Yet, Gemma also believes that “home” is where loves grows, and her love for Cutter knows no bounds.
4 out of 5 (very good)
COURTING MR. CUTTHROAT is the third book in the Campy Romances series, although each book can be read as a standalone.
Cutter is the youngest of three brothers who all appear to have been born with a silver spoon in their mouths. However, although they had everything money could buy, they didn't have a mother or father that cared for them. Luckily, each of them had a nanny who stepped into the mother's role. The father though? Well, two were lucky, but Cutter wasn't. He got the reputation as the bad boy, the black sheep. Was it deserved? Possibly.
Luckily for him, Gemma was his stalwart friend, with him throughout everything. She even understands when he ups and leaves without saying goodbye. But things are different now. Cutter is a hotshot artist, back in town for a while. Gemma is a lawyer. Can they rekindle what they had? Or maybe the question is should they?
This is an easy-to-read contemporary romance in a small town where memories are long and grudges are held onto. The heat is on between Cutter and Gemma, but it is not clear if Cutter will allow himself to fall. I loved reading more about their past relationship, and how Gemma is mature enough to call out his sh*t when he's acting stupidly.
I loved how this story unfolded, with all the snippets of what happens to various characters. The polar bear was sad though, simply because it's unfortunately too true. The relationship between brothers grew and made me smile every time they were together.
A steamy, feel-good story that I have no hesitation in recommending.
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Author of more than 50 novels, Deborah lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been a full-time writer since she graduated from the University of Tulsa. She worked for a few years as a reporter for newspapers before becoming a freelance writer. Deborah's first novel was published in the late 1970s and her books have been published by Jove, New American Library, Harlequin, Silhouette, and Avon. She has been inducted into the Oklahoma Authors Hall of Fame and she is a charter member of the Romance Writers of America. She is also a member of the Author's Guild.
Lover of the west and the people who tried to tame it, Deborah likes to write about strong, independent women and the men who are their equals. She grew up on a diet of TV westerns which have served her well. Since she appreciates men with devilish twinkles in their eyes, she likes to mix laughter in with the love scenes in her books. She also writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels.
In her spare time she reads and volunteers with a local animal rescue group that saves dogs and cats from kill shelters and finds them new, loving homes. She has a few dogs of her own, which is why they find their way into many of her novels.
"Someone who loves a dog or cat is instantly more attractive," she explains. "It's one of the laws of nature and romance."